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Mid Stakes ($50NL to $600NL): 6-max or less ring game NLH strategies including Heads Up cash game play.
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Some thoughts on posting HU hand histories

Poker is a very interesting game where many different styles of play can result in a significant edge on your opponents. HU is especially cool...

Started by Numbr2intheWorld, 08-12-2008 04:13 PM
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10-01-2014 01:28 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: READ BEFORE POSTING: Short-Handed NL Hold-em Forum

General Guidelines This forum is for all material that relates to (online) short handed no limit hold'em strategy between $50nl and $600nl. ...

Started by pocketfours, 03-25-2011 01:59 AM
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03-25-2011 01:59 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: SHNL & HU Digest

Here are links to the most helpful and popular articles written by our own forum members for players of short-handed NL hold'em. Articles ISF...

Started by Xianti, 08-29-2007 06:44 PM
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08-30-2010 12:09 AM

hu sng regs?

Just curious who on ftr plays hu sngs as their main game? feel free to post itt if you do!

Started by LuckySlevin, 11-21-2010 08:26 AM
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03-14-2011 12:06 PM

Poll Poll: ITT I berate a bum hunter

nickyclarke: have other action.. not gonna play.. surviva316: then leave? surviva316: didn't realize table was called NickyClarke's Table Dealer:...

Started by surviva316, 03-13-2011 12:51 PM
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03-14-2011 08:39 AM

limp/backraised by fish

Typical fish running 42/12 with 10% 3b over 30 hands. He's taken this line once before but raised less that time, I folded. What does this mean and...

Started by nitcracker, 03-08-2011 07:27 PM
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03-13-2011 11:21 AM


1/2 - 5/10 ...rung00t in thar for ~4k hands for a + month.

Started by CBAT, 02-28-2011 09:32 PM
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03-12-2011 12:43 AM

Play Money HU match / game discussion

Would anyone be interested in playing a HU match for play money on Pokerstars and discussing opinions of eachother's game after? I'm looking to...

Started by callmenuts26, 03-07-2011 01:23 PM
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03-07-2011 01:23 PM

6bi's in 85 hands!!!

So I am not really a HU player but I have been reading "Easy Game" and the final chapter is on HU and is written by MatthewRyan. In it he advises...

Started by HarleyGuy13, 03-05-2011 08:03 PM
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03-07-2011 12:27 PM

2/4: turn nuts deep, bad river.

Villain is competent TAG. SB ($824) BB ($400) UTG ($619) Hero ($778) CO ($416) BTN ($780) Dealt to Hero A:club: Q:club:

Started by pocketfours, 03-01-2011 12:07 AM
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03-06-2011 11:27 AM

Two simple hands

Unknown opponent but hasn't done anything crazy so far, has played pretty standard. 1. Retarded river bet size or fine? PokerStars Game...

Started by IowaSkinsFan, 02-28-2011 11:58 AM
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03-06-2011 11:09 AM

AA raised on riv line check pl0x

Vil's a 22/14 2AF, 6% 3b over 500 hands. I've been pounding him quite a bit pre and postflop up to this hand but haven't shown down much so I'm...

Started by nitcracker, 02-26-2011 06:13 AM
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03-04-2011 12:37 AM

Brag: +30k day on a plane

So I decided to take first class on Virgin America to LA. For those who are unaware about the awesomeness of this airline let me tell you something:...

Started by IowaSkinsFan, 03-06-2009 07:23 PM
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03-03-2011 06:03 PM

Sauce 6 max guide

I see the post has been stickied but I cant see the actual discussion thread that arose from it, how do I see it?

Started by, 02-21-2011 11:34 AM
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03-01-2011 06:36 PM

AK 200nl weird 3way 3bet pot

SB is a nit reg, he 3bet me once over a dozen steal attempts. I've never seen him CC a 3bet before and generally I think when someone does this they...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 02-21-2011 03:50 AM
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02-22-2011 11:16 AM

200nl - what

villain is 20/17, doesnt like to fold postflop seems kind of tagfishy wtf is he doing?? i guess this is just a set played stupidly? i probably...

Started by Micro2Macro, 02-20-2011 10:20 AM
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02-21-2011 06:17 PM

AQ 100nl 3bet pot turn brings 3flush

Finally hit a solid losing patch. Got some spots I could use help with. villain is a 40/20 donk reg on a couple tables. b/f ~$22 optimal? ...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 02-16-2011 03:43 AM
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02-21-2011 06:34 AM

KJ 200nl river range spot

same kind of donk reg. this was one of the first hands I played at 200nl so absolutely no reads. you can guess how this one turned out, but I'm...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 02-16-2011 03:48 AM
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02-21-2011 01:44 AM

T8s turn spot

forum has seemed pretty quiet lately, so hope no one minds me posting so many hands. BB has been playing unusually, I think he could c/r with Qx...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 02-16-2011 03:51 AM
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02-21-2011 01:41 AM

Limping IP

When. where, and against who are we doing this? If I'm playing a hand in position heads up I'm 3xing it but this may not be the best idea against...

Started by bigred, 12-08-2010 08:49 AM
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02-21-2011 01:13 AM

video question

I made a video of me playing 4 tables of 100nl I'd like to upload into my operation thread, but I can't figure out how to do it. I used camtasia...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 02-20-2011 09:11 AM
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02-20-2011 09:46 PM


What kind of volume do primarily HUSNG players put in? I've been 9-12 tabling 9man sngs and clearly this is not possible with HeadsUp SNGs, Can you...

Started by clavio, 01-05-2011 06:45 PM
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02-18-2011 08:26 PM

50nl HU; turn shove semibluff? 150bb deep

villain was playing 53/39 22 agg frequency 3betting 20, 3bet cbet 83%. Normal flop/turn/river cbets were 67/56/33 -looking back, I think A9o may...

Started by DBRose, 02-15-2011 02:31 AM
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02-18-2011 11:16 AM

OESFD against LAG - whats your standard?

Vil is 31/22 12% 3bet over 300~ hands. Quite aggro postflop and likes to barrel a lot. Do you guys usually like to push your equity while it's at its...

Started by nitcracker, 02-14-2011 03:50 PM
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02-18-2011 07:04 AM

Sauce playing isildur1

Stars ldo title says it all.

Started by Icanhastreebet, 02-17-2011 10:36 PM
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02-18-2011 01:36 AM

Best Heads Up Book?

Not many reviews to go on on amazon, hoping some of you lads with knowledge can help me out, cheers :)

Started by hotshothowey, 02-17-2011 08:30 AM
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02-17-2011 02:18 PM

KQs 100nl 3b pot

Opp is a TAG reg who 3bets a ton from the blinds, 17% over several hundred hands. We haven't battled postflop yet. We don't have a strong dynamic so...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 02-16-2011 04:00 AM
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02-16-2011 11:04 PM

£50NL, 200BBs deep, flatted a 3bet IP and getting barreled.

Villain plays 20/18 with a 12% 3bet. I steal about 38% of the time. $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Holdem 6 Players Hand Conversion Powered by...

Started by Benoso, 02-13-2011 04:29 PM
Replies: 7 Views: 1,038
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02-15-2011 07:12 PM

FTR big game (deep 6 max) - 3 hands

Yesterday a few of us had a home game on PS in the format of the Big Game - 6 max, 250bb deep, 20% antes. Thanks to everyone that helped me out by...

Started by donkbee, 02-14-2011 03:39 PM
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02-15-2011 02:23 PM

Danny playing isildur1 right now

4 tables of 5k hu sngs on stars

Started by Numbr2intheWorld, 02-09-2011 12:45 PM
Replies: 22 Views: 1,856
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02-13-2011 04:38 PM

Interesting AA line 3-bet pot

5-handed, 100bb, everyone covers Seat 2: OBigO ($329.15 in chips) Seat 3: Lukieplaya ($200 in chips) Seat 4: Nehekus ($283.05 in chips) ...

Started by Lukie, 02-08-2011 07:11 PM
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02-11-2011 05:15 PM

TPTK getting raised on the turn?

Hi, i'm new here. I actually posted some hands way back, and then stopped playing for a couple of years. I started again a month and a half ago, but...

Started by Tom42, 02-07-2011 06:21 PM
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02-11-2011 08:04 AM

NFD facing heat from passive player

MP is 23/8 with a 27% afq and .4 AF, hasn't raised a single flop over 100 hands. UTG is standard TAG. Given that fact that I have a hard time ...

Started by deucesomething, 02-05-2011 05:08 AM
Replies: 13 Views: 1,206
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02-10-2011 05:51 AM

2$ sng Ako 3b Oop completely miss flop.

Have about 120 hands with villain, he calls 90% out of the BB when i'm limping 50% and raising 50% and plays a check call game with a pretty low call...

Started by devins, 02-08-2011 11:37 PM
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02-09-2011 12:22 PM

1/2: thin river spot

Villain is a tag reg, well known poker coach/instructor. He's on at least five of my tables but we have no significant history. I've got mixed...

Started by pocketfours, 02-06-2011 12:23 PM
Replies: 16 Views: 1,250
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02-07-2011 06:46 PM

Spewing BVB

villain is a spewy reg, we have no history whatsoever and i just sat down : $200.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, January 28, 09:48:34 ET 2011...

Started by Genitruc, 01-28-2011 07:14 PM
Replies: 24 Views: 1,535
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02-07-2011 11:11 AM

Trips/Top Kicker Facing Super Confuzzing Line

villain here is 21/14. the stats i checked seemed to indicate that he's a tad raisy on flops, but i didn't have any specific reads on him involving...

Started by surviva316, 02-04-2011 03:00 AM
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02-07-2011 07:47 AM

Overpair vs rando fish facing flop raise 4 handed 50NL

Rando loose fish, only bout 30 hands. Flop raise looks strong 4 handed. Action on flop and turn? PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (5...

Started by Sup3rM4N, 02-02-2011 02:49 AM
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02-07-2011 02:09 AM

2/4 - I bet small too often. value now?

Hand 1 -villain is a meh reg, not that much dynamic this session -Feel like I should bet turn more. Was kind of hoping a smallish bet would induce...

Started by griffey24, 01-29-2011 05:39 PM
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02-07-2011 12:04 AM

Bottom Boat, tough river spot

Villain is 26/20 over 70 hands with 8% 3b. only 2/6 cbet up to this point. timing on each street was super standard 1... 2... bet. wouldn't expect...

Started by surviva316, 01-28-2011 08:53 PM
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02-06-2011 11:49 PM

JANUARY 2011 giraffes.

Come on ride the train, choo-choo ride it! 95%: 1/2 - 5/10 FR w/ a sprinkle of 25NL, 50NL and 2kNL +26000VPPs x 3.5 = 1450 +~$6400

Started by CBAT, 02-01-2011 05:19 PM
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02-06-2011 09:38 AM

$2.09 4-man HU

Just started playing around with heads up play, seems a little less stressful than the 45-man/9-man SnG's I usually play. I think I may just approach...

Started by Ender, 01-21-2011 06:40 AM
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02-04-2011 12:31 PM

check or bet turn with strong draw

First hand. I think were about 52% verse his calling range on the flop, even assuming he doesn't raise 2 pair and sets and he's only 3betting ak+,...

Started by devins, 01-22-2011 08:27 PM
Replies: 5 Views: 965
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02-03-2011 12:21 AM

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